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Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Last of Us TV Series Comes to HBO

HBO has announced to develop a TV show based on Naughty Dog's iconic video game series The Last of Us.

After being in development for an anticipated film adaptation for years, a television adaptation for post-apocalyptic survival franchise The Last of Us is greenlit by HBO network at long last, in association with developer Naughty Dog.

Primetime Emmy Award winner Craig Mazin, who worked on acclaimed 2019 limited series Chernobyl based on true-life disastrous event and is currently writing script for upcoming Borderlands movie, will return to helm this project.

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The Last of Us TV Series Comes to HBO

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Mazin will be teaming up to executive-produce and write for the upcoming TV show for HBO with Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann, who has served as co-director and writer for The Last of Us series of video games.

Joining them as executive producer are Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and veteran HBO producer Carolyn Strauss. This is a first project for PlayStation Productions, a film and TV group under Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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HBO officially announced the news of The Last of Us television adaptation on Twitter with a brief clip saying "Coming Soon".


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The Last of Us was launched on PlayStation 3 back in 2013 and received a remastered port for PlayStation 4 console next year. It has sold over 17 million copies on both platforms and led to a sequel that is scheduled to arrive in May 2020.

HBO series will not only to cover events from original game and there are possibilities of some additional content. Mazin reveals that he was looking forward to adapt TLoU for many years and now he even got to work with Neil as well.

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Druckmann also expressed his admiration for Craig Mazin approaches a narrative and is impressed by his understanding of The Last of Us. He believes there couldn't be a better partner than Craig and HBO for bringing TLoU to life.

Previously, film director Sam Raimi (Darkman, Spider-Man) was working on a movie adaptation of The Last of Us during early 2014 but that project eventually ended up being shelved due to his disagreement over direction with Druckmann.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Resident Evil TV Series Leaked by Netflix

Plot details for upcoming Resident Evil show was posted and removed from Netflix press-only site earlier.

Ever since report of a Resident Evil TV series arriving on popular online streaming platform Netflix was published by Deadline, fans have been clamoring for more details and a series of related new leaks have started to roll recently.

Earlier, a plot synopsis for upcoming series adaptation of Capcom's iconic survival horror franchise was uploaded to press-only site of Netflix ahead of time that has been deleted afterwards but was retrieved from internet archives.

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Resident Evil TV Series Leaked by Netflix

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A snapshot shared by Twitter user @RE_Wiki reveals primary plot outline of esteemed series from WaybackMachine. Netflix has uploaded these first details of Resident Evil show on their site shortly before removing it entirely.

Perhaps, they are not yet ready to make an official announcement and a previous report says that its pre-production will begin in April 2020. Considering that, a confirmation of some sort may come out much sooner than later.

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Tweet from @RE_Wiki reveals an outline for Resident Evil Netflix series involving Umbrella Corporation.


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Resident Evil series for Netflix will probably go exploring an origin for Umbrella's creation of deadly T-Virus. Although set 26 years after Raccoon City incident, Greenwood Asylum and town of Clearfield may hold some connection to thatcase.

Since Umbrella has gotten Washington, D.C. involved into their shady business, things are likely to get intense, maybe even political. Perhaps a modern-day occurrence will trigger events that will lead back to some deep dark secret.

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After their previous affiliation on Resident Evil movie franchise, production company Constantin Films has teamed-up with Netflix for apparent TV adaptation and they have no plans to make any canonical connection between these two.

Resident Evil Netflix series will reportedly premiere on spring 2021 but there is still no confirmation of its cast members. At this point, a solid confirmation on plot summery and more details from official sources is much required.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Resident Evil Netflix TV Series to Begin Production in June

According to latest reports, Resident Evil Netflix series adaptation will be starting production this June.

Back in 2019, Deadline reported of a brand-new Resident Evil TV series adaptation being in development for online streaming mogul Netflix, in association with the German distribution and production company Constantin Films.

After years of rumor and speculations, a project is finally going forward this year by starting pre-production in April and then begins filming in June through October for a possible 2021 world premiere, according to reports.

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Resident Evil Netflix TV Series to Begin Production in June

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A fan site named Redanian Intelligence that previously revealed information on Netflix's The Witcher show before it arrived and afterwards, has discovered a production entry for Resident Evil series as well as some key details.

Apparently, Netflix is planning for eight episode season and each of them are 60-minutes in length. This structure has become a set standard for many of their popular original shows these days and people seem to have no problem with it.

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Contrary to live-action films being shot in Canada and Mexico, production will be set in South Africa for most part. After a few months of post-production, a spring 2021 release is likely to happen if there is no need for re-shoots.

Constantin Films has previously backed RE movie franchise but they have no plans to canonically connect film adaptation to upcoming series other than basic plot concepts of nefarious Umbrella Corporation and their illegal operations.

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Another report claimed that impending show will feature and focus around daughters of renowned series antagonist Albert Wesker. However, currently there is no official announcement to confirm that claim to be true.

Original report that came out last year stated that Resident Evil Netflix series will try to put together all signature aspects of survival horror, many iconic action sequences and even Easter Eggs to appeal to legion of hardcore-fans.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Mark Hamill Wants to Play Classic Witcher Character

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is interested to play classic Witcher character Vesemir for Netflix's The Witcher Season 2.

Despite some initial skepticism, fans have approved of the first live-action iteration of Geralt of Rivia, played by British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) following first season premiere of fantasy TV series Netflix's The Witcher.

When showrunner Lauren Hissrich was discussing traits of a classic Witcher character on Twitter, it was pointed out that Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) should play Vesemir in The Witcher Season 2.

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Mark Hamill Wants to Play Classic Witcher Character

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Vesemir is an experienced and older Witcher from 13th century, who appeared on franchise novels and games. Also, this conversation gone viral recently is from about a year ago, even before Cavill expressed his interest in playing Geralt.

Hissrich was posting a series of Tweets, breaking down each major characters of her Netflix show and there she conveyed Vesemir as "Fatherly, Wise, Sprightly an Ancient", attributes that can be well portrayed by Hamill himself.

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Noticing that conversation, Mark Hamill quickly jumped in expressing his interests to be cast for Season 2.



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Hamill is renowned for his work on both Star Wars original and sequel trilogy as Luke Skywalker as well as multiple Batman animated films as The Joker. Hopefully, he has caught on more with lore of The Witcher series by now after a year.

Season 1 features a young version of Vesemir on a single episode that is played by British actor Theo James (Underworld: Awakening, Underworld: Blood Wars), which leaves chances for the character to appear on next season.

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Estimated cost for each episode of Netflix's The Witcher is $15 million that is very much likely to increase in Season 2. Lately, online streaming-service Netflix gave an approximate $150 million budget for Michael Bay directed film 6 Underground.

Whether or not Netflix would like to hire or can afford an A-lister actor like Mark Hamill is up for debate but given how The Witcher has become one of the highest-rated Netflix shows on IMDb, there is a chance for him to join The Witcher Season 2.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Witcher 3 Steam Player Count Rise Following Netflix's The Witcher Premiere

Player count on Steam for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sees sudden increase following Netflix's The Witcher premiere.

Last week, Season 1 of highly anticipated fantasy drama TV Series The Witcher has premiered on online streaming-service Netflix, which received huge fan approval in general and a recent peak of player count for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Following debut of Netflix's The Witcher on December 20, a sudden boost of players for 2015 action role-playing game Witcher 3 is seen on popular PC gaming platform Steam over the weekend, ranking it as 14th most played game.

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Witcher 3 Steam Player Count Rise Following Netflix's The Witcher Premiere

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According to analytics site Steam Charts, there was an abrupt spike of player number amassing to 50k peak on this Monday, positioning ahead of recently released Western-themed action-adventure title Red Dead Redemption 2.

For past six months, average players count for TW3 was over 13,000 on PC and it saw a slight increase in June, reaching 18,000 after first official teaser trailer for The Witcher TV Series was released at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel.

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Considering this current peak number is coming from Steam alone and not including other available platforms like Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, this is an impressive feat for a four year old game without multiplayer component.

There was an influx of players on such scale was back in 2016 when TW3 received its second and final expansion pack Blood and Wine. By mid-2019, the game has sold over 20 million copies worldwide across all major platforms.

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Based on fantasy novels of author Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix's The Witcher TV Series casts British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) in lead role and series protagonist Geralt of Rivia, who is a monster hunter.

Cavill himself is a huge fan of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red and has read the books. Aside from having played the game several times, he finds acting as Geralt is similar to playing but in a different way.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Confirmed

Netflix has ordered Season 2 for their upcoming fantasy drama TV show The Witcher, arriving on 2021.

Back in July 2019, subscription-based streaming service Netflix officially revealed first teaser trailer for The Witcher live-action TV series at San Diego Comic-Con panel, which is currently set to premiere on December 20, 2019.

Lately, the popular streaming giant confirmed getting a second season of this upcoming fantasy drama and according to official sources; Season 2 will begin production at London next year for a total of 8 episodes to debut on 2021.

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Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Confirmed

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Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has expressed her excitement of already getting confirmation of a new season before the first could even arrive on Netflix for fans to enjoy and plans on telling more stories of The Continent.

Hissrich also states that she already has planned through seven season of The Witcher TV Series if they are renewed by the streaming platform. Currently, she is mainly focused on story setting that will confine an audience to their show.

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Recently, Netflix has taken their sci-fi and fantasy Twitter account NX to confirm Season 2 for The Witcher.


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The announcement features an image of twin swords that belongs to protagonist Geralt to tease Season 2. His horse Roach carries the silver sword that is used to slay magical beings and he wields the steel sword to kill human enemies.

Having a popular superstar like British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) on board might have helped The Witcher secure a second season. Cavill would very much likely to continue in future for as many seasons as Netflix wants.

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VFX supervisor Julian Parry claims that the show focuses more on horror aspects than fantasy in a grounded way. Among many of their original shows, Netflix is anticipating for the show to become one of their biggest releases of 2019.

Netflix's The Witcher is based on series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski and stars actor Henry Cavill in lead role Geralt of Rivia, who is a professional monster-slayer powered by experimental mutagens.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Halo TV Series Casts Natascha McElhone as Cortana

Showtime has announced six new casts for upcoming live-action Halo TV series, including Cortana.

Following announcement of Halo Infinite back at E3 2018 press conference, 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios officially revealed a live-action TV series based on military sci-fi shooter video game franchise Halo on Showtime.

In April 2019, series protagonist Master Chief John-117 was cast and now, here comes more six new casting announcements including actor Natascha McElhone (Californication, Designated Survivor) playing Cortana and Dr. Catherine Halsey.

Halo TV Series Casts Natascha McElhone as Cortana

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McElhone actually made her name thorough another show from same TV network and will be playing two prominent roles. She will primarily play as an advanced artificial intelligence construct named Cortana, a guide to John-117.

Her second role is of a female scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey, who has birthed both SPARTAN Program to create futuristic super soldiers and superior battlesuits, Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor that is used for tactical military combat.

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Natascha McElhone Cast as Cortana and Dr. Catherine Halsey

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Halsey's brain was used as a template to create Cortana and she would serve as an AI companion to Master Chief. According to recent press release from Showtime network, she will be a key the survival of human race on the show.

Actor Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo, Underground) joins on board in role of privateer Soren-066 and old friend of John-117. Veteran actor Shabana Azmi (Fire, Godmother) will be playing Admiral Margaret Parangosky of Naval Intelligence.

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Bokeem Woodbine and Shabana Azmi Cast as Soren-066 and Admiral Margaret Parangosky

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An extended cast list also adds actors Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Edge of Tomorrow), Kate Kennedy (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Handy) and Natasha Culzac (Cursed, Netflix's The Witcher) in role of three original Spartans.

This array of new cast members will join Canadian-American actor Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, Orange Is the New Black) and Yerin Ha for a 9-episode first Season of Halo TV series, which is being produced by developer 343 Industries.

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Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy and Natasha Culzac Cast as Spartans

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Production is scheduled to begin this fall in Budapest with writer/producer Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) serving as executive producer alongside British film director Steven Kane (The Closer, The Last Ship), joining as co-showrunner.

Pilot and a few other episodes for upcoming Halo TV series will be directed by Otto Bathurst (Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders). Showtime is looking forward to premiere the show on first quarter of 2021 but an official date is yet to be announced.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Netflix's The Witcher Teaser

First official teaser trailer for Netflix's upcoming fantasy TV series The Witcher shows Geralt of Rivia in action.

When fantasy novel series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski was made into action role-playing game franchise The Witcher that became immensely successful, a live-action adaptation was imminent and streaming giant Netflix was interested.

Last year, they cast actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) in lead role Geralt of Rivia along with a few other and after revealing their cast photos online earlier, an official teaser trailer was shown at San Diego Comic-Con panel.

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Netflix's The Witcher Teaser

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Take a look at upcoming fantasy TV series, Netflix's The Witcher in newly released teaser video hailing from SDCC 2019.




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Entire focus of first full trailer remains on how elves came to fantasy world of Continent, who taught humans how to wield magic using chaos until they were slaughtered and Geralt is seen fighting troops of Queen Calanthe in present.

Yennefer of Vengerberg showed up briefly, a prophecy of what the future holds for Princess Ciri is foretold, war on Nilfgaard, more conflict among other parties  and it all comes down to a spider-like creature emerging from a spooky swamp.

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Cavill convincingly portrays monster hunter Geralt as a hardened man to everyone in his silver white hair and ripped muscle build while still trying to have faith deep down inside that would help him bring forth change for good.

Regarding many complaining for some time about Geralt carrying only one sword with him and not two, it was clarified at the panel that Netflix series is following The Witcher novels for adaptation and not relying on aspects of video games.

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For this upcoming fantasy TV series for online streaming-service Netflix, showrunner Lauren Hissrich takes "The Last Wish" from main Witcher Saga for adaptation in order to give Ciri, Geralt and Yennefer enough room for character development.

Although San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel has not revealed a long-anticipated official release date for Season 1 of Netflix's The Witcher yet, the show is currently expected to come out sometime later in 2019 for an eight episodes run.